Sunday, March 24, 2013

Église Saint-Louis des Invalides III


Église Saint-Louis des Invalides


This dome which sits prominently on the Paris horizon is atop
 what is commonly called Les Invalides.  
The church is known as "The Soldiers' Church" 
and was constructed in 1677.  


Although many have visited Napoleon's tomb 
and toured the Musée de l'Armée, 
most of those have missed the interior 
of this bright and beautiful church.  


bon dimanche


Église Saint-Louis des Invalides
Les Invalides
75007, Paris


18 comments:

The French Hutch said...

This is not on the “must see” list of tourist. It is indeed a beautiful church. I visited this Church after several trip to Paris. Thank for sharing the image.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful church, too bad that more people don't know about it!! Such a beautiful capture, Genie! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Genie, this is breathtaking!

Starman said...

One of my favorite silhouettes.

quantum satis said...

Beautiful. Happy easter !

martinealison said...

Somptueux...
Je l'ai visitée, c'est un véritable bijou.

Gros bisous et bon dimanche.

Sharon de Jager said...

This is indeed a beautiful church and one that I have visited. The interior is exquisite and definitely a must see for all who enjoy historical interiors. Sharon

brattcat said...

such a pleasing image, genie. thank you.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

We stayed very near several times & it was thrilling. But I admit, I've never been inside the church, so thank you! Good day to you, Genie, Rita

Virginia said...

I love seeing this from all over Paris.
V

Jeanie said...

Happy Sunday -- this is just so gorgeous!

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful!!! I don't think I've seen this church in my visits to Paris!

M said...

This was the first church I ever visited in Paris ... It is breathtaking!

Jack said...

The dome is truly intricate. Lots of gold. Beautiful!

Randy said...

I love all of the details.

Paulita said...

The gold is amazing. Is it as fabulous from the inside?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

We were in Paris when Alexander Dumas was installed into Des Invalides. It was a thrilling and moving ceremony. Of course we couldn't get into the church due to all the dignitaries that were there, but everything else was pretty exciting. Always think of that when I see this dome.

Joe said...

Such amazing architecture. That dome must dominate all around it.